USAR: 2007 Partners announced

BFGoodrich Tires remains official tire of the Hooters Pro Cup Series; Sears Auto Center joins as the official tire retailer MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.-BFGoodrich Tires will remain as the "Official Tire" of the Hooters Pro Cup Series for the 2007 season...

BFGoodrich Tires remains official tire of the Hooters Pro Cup Series; Sears Auto Center joins as the official tire retailer

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.-BFGoodrich Tires will remain as the "Official Tire" of the Hooters Pro Cup Series for the 2007 season and will be joined by Sears Auto Center, making their debut in the series as the "Official Tire Retailer", "Title Sponsor" for the Northern Division of Hooters Pro Cup races, and key sponsor of driver Shane Wallace for the 2007 season.

The announcement was made by Hooters Pro Cup Series and Sears Auto Center officials at the 2006 Awards Banquet in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Saturday night. Starting in '07, the Northern Division will be titled the "Hooters Pro Cup Sears Auto Center Northern Division."

"This is a big day for the Hooters Pro Cup Series," said Gene Cox, president of USAR. "We've been truly fortunate over the years to have great marketing partners. By adding a company with the reputation of Sears Auto Center, the series will only grow stronger for it."

"Sears Auto Center is excited being a sponsor of the USAR Racing Series for 2007," said Rick Sawyer, Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Sears Auto Centers. "I know I speak for all Sears Automotive associates in saying how proud we are to be a part of this great racing experience."

Hooters Pro Cup is a spec-tire series and has had BFGoodrich Tires as the official tire since 2004. During this time, new track speed records have been set at over fifteen of the series' race tracks on BFGoodrich Tires.

"BFGoodrich Tires has historically and successfully utilized motorsports as a proving ground for our tire technology." said Pascal Couasnon, vice-president of marketing for BFGoodrich Tires, "We are proud to continue our relationship with the Hooters Pro Cup Series in 2007 and to offer on-site technical support to a wonderful family of race teams."

-credit: usar pro cup

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